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Xi Jinping Holds Telephone Talks with President Donald Trump of the United States (US)

2019-06-18

On June 18, 2019, President Xi Jinping held telephone talks with President Donald Trump of the United States (US) at request.

Donald Trump said that I look forward to meeting President Xi Jinping again during the G20 Osaka Summit and having in-depth discussions on bilateral relations and issues of common concern. The US side values its economic and trade cooperation with China, and hopes that the teams of both sides can conduct communication to find a way to resolve the current dispute as soon as possible. It is believed that the entire world hopes to see the US and China reach an agreement.

Xi Jinping pointed out that some difficulties have recently occurred in China-US relations, which is in the interests of neither side. Reiterating that both China and the US gain from cooperation and lose from confrontation, Xi Jinping said that the two sides should, in accordance with the consensus we have reached, push forward the China-US relations featuring coordination, cooperation and stability on the basis of mutual respect and mutual benefit. As the world's two biggest economies, China and the US should jointly play a leading role in pushing for positive outcomes at the G20 Osaka Summit, so as to inject confidence and vitality into the global market. I am ready to meet with Mr. President during the G20 Osaka Summit to exchange views on fundamental issues concerning the development of China-US relations.

Xi Jinping stressed that on economic and trade issues, the two sides should solve their problems through dialogue on an equal footing, with the key being to accommodate each other's reasonable concerns. The Chinese side hopes the US side can treat Chinese firms in a fair manner. I agree to have the two countries' trade teams maintain contact on how to solve the dispute.

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